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Classic TV: 'The Ruggles' Christmas episode




This classic TV program, "The Ruggles", aired on the ABC-TV Network from 1949 to 1952. A few episodes survive, and presented here is one of them, a "Christmas" episode. The show was aired live, but this print missing a few minutes of footage, however it's still watchable.


Run time Approx 25 Minutes
Production Company ABC Television Network
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White

Reviews

Reviewer: Futuristfood - - December 12, 2012
Subject: Daddy?
it's more like "grandpa"!!!
Reviewer: wahoo76 - - January 1, 2012
Subject: "Christmas Eve"
This episode of "The Ruggles" is entitled "Christmas Eve"; it's from December, 1949.

As I write this (2011), Margaret Kerry (who plays older daughter Sharon) still makes appearances at Disney events; she was the model for Tinkerbell in the Disney version of "Peter Pan" (1953).
Reviewer: The Bridge - - December 3, 2010
Subject: Add me to the group
We watched this show on our Motorola 9inch tv, yes, with the magnifying bubble in front of it. I always like Charlie Ruggles in anything I saw him in, and this show was a very nice family show. NOT boring, but interesting, and fun.
Reviewer: roundso - - April 11, 2009
Subject: television the way it should
This was far better than any sitcom that has been on television in the last 35 years it took me back to a more moral time when the televison stations abided by The Television Seal Of Good Practice. A great show
Reviewer: Jeice_The_Cuddly_Warrior - - January 9, 2009
Subject: Excellent
Nice "slice of life" sitcom/drama here, pretty amusing, with no annoying laugh-track.


Next time I meet Goku, I'll show him this, He'll enjoy it.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - November 2, 2008
Subject: Please Encourage Me
If this gets enough downloads then I'll upload more priceless examples of high-quality Christmas TV.
Reviewer: Chloe Love - - October 23, 2008
Subject: Finally someone has posted this!
I've been looking for ages! I love Charlie Ruggles & this beloved series from televisions golden age. Such clean, wholesome values & good old fashioned fun the way it should be.

Go to TVShowsOnDVD's site to cast your vote for a release of this to DVD. This particular episode is in circulation via commercial outlets such as Amazon.com at a highly inexpensive price & four additional episodes can be found by a merchant on eBay.

All Charlie Ruggles fans let's do our bit by preserving the memories of this fine sitcom.
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